Thursday, March 27, 2014

Heresy-Era Salamanders: More Paint! More Paint!

Dear Lord in Heaven I'm tired. I stopped painting last night around 12:30 in the morning to snap some pictures of what I've got done so far. Like I said, if I don't just grab pictures when I can, I'll never have a log of this project!

So far I've got the tactical squad, recon squad, the Tartaros Terminators, the Thunderfire and it's gunner and the Drop Pod all ready for a gloss coat and pin/oil wash.

On to the pictures!!!

Let's start with the Drop Pod and Thunderfire, shall we?

I'm very pleased with how the cannon and gunner have come out so far. The drop pod...well, it's at an acceptable point. Could I detail it out even further? Sure I could. Will I? Perhaps in the future, but it's to the point that I'm not ashamed to use it. I'm positive it'll look even better after the pin wash.

The Recon Squad turned out well. While they are of June sneaky variety, I couldn't resist giving them brass faceplates. I mean come on, how sneaky can you really be in powered armor anyway?

The Tactical Squad has their cloaks on finally, yay!! And no, I'm not really going to show all of them simply because they look a touch bland until I get the wash on them. Once that happens, the scales will really pop. You can see below what I mean on the squad sergeant and the comms officer. Originally I was only going to have the sergeant have the brass faceplate, but it set off the color so well, I had to do it to the whole squad, and then pretty much everyone with a helmet!

Finally, the Terminators!

Yep, they have their own cloaks as well. These guys I'm okay with. I want to do more to them once I have some more time, like sculpt some chains to attach their cloaks with and really go to town on some freehand flames, weathering and details. Darn you time constraints, darn you!!

I may just have to break my informal "no posting on the weekends" rule so I can keep this log moving!

- Tim

 

17 comments:

  1. Love this green! Amazing look sir

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    1. The green was definitely a choice made for the want of not having minty-marines. Glad you like it :)

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  2. Leaps and bounds! They are really striking :)

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    1. Just gotta keep on trucking, you know? I'm happy with the way everything is popping on them

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  3. beautiful work..... pity you are in a different country, or id have to throw down the gauntlet against my sons of horus...:)

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    1. Man, I gotta make it a priority to have a globe-hopping gaming vacation!! That would be a blast :)

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  4. Digging it! Now get back to painting! :)

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    1. Says the man who can whip out a Macharius in 2 days...

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    1. Just wait til I dirty em up a bit with the oil wash ;)

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  6. These look really good. I love the green you are using. I can't wait to see how the pin wash affects them. Looking forward to seeing some updated photos.

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    1. Check out today's post for a PiP of the pin wash. I REALLY like how it's just made everything pop on all the models.

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  7. Lovely Tim, simply gorgeous work.

    O and.... these perhaps? ~_^

    http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/New_Stuff/SALAMANDERS_LEGION_PYROCLASTS.html

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    1. Dai... I hate you. Not as much as I hate FW right now for coming out with them, but still.

      Guess I know what I'll be trying to buy/ordering at Adepticon.

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  8. What have you used to get the green colouring?

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